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Despite Walid Halaq execution, his family suffers blackmail

DETAINEES | 2017-08-13 10:30:05
Despite Walid Halaq execution, his family suffers blackmail
(Zaman Al Wasl)- The name of the teacher Walid Halaq appeared Zaman al-Wasl leaks as he was executed by a decision of the field court in Palmyra in 1982 on charges of belonging to the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Halaq, born in 1954 in Aleppo, was arrested in February 1981 when one of his family acquaintances reported him to the regime.

His brother Abdul Nasser, a well-known vocalist, says Walid had a talent for athletic education and was a very religious person who had a role in the military wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980s where he trained fighters in Iraq.

He notes that he lost contact with Walid after he was transferred from the Central Prison in Aleppo to Damascus four months after his arrest. He was allowed to visit him many times during his stay in Aleppo prison for 4 months. Walid was able to see his little new-born girl few weeks after his arrest.

The memory of Abdul Nasser does not quite remember the role of his brother in the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980s because he was a boy who was only nine years old, but he emphasizes that Walid was distinguished in everything. He still remembers his speed in drawing paintings. He also talked about Walid generosity and friendliness, in addition to being a poet and painter.

Despite the execution of Walid Halaq, the mother of the director of Palmyra Prison Faisal Ghanem used to blackmail Walid’s family the for money. The woman was known in the prison as the mother of gold due to her blackmail of detainees’ families by asking them a bracelet of gold.

Abdul Nasser points out that his mother went to the city of Palmyra to meet the mother of the head of the prison to ask her about the fate of her son, but every time she would give Umm Faisal a golden bracelet in exchange for any information or evidence that her son is still alive, but the golden bracelets went to no avail.

According to Halaq, his mother paid the mother of the head of the prison of Palmyra large sums in exchange for information of the fate of her son, while meeting her four times intermittently.

-The fate of the family-

After his arrest, Walid Halaq left a family of two girls, a boy and a wife. The latter raised their children married three off after 20 years after her husband was arrested, and then she married another person.
According to Walid's brother, the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, who fled abroad did not give his brother's family anything whether material or emotional support during the period of his brother's arrest until the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in March 2011.

Most of Walid's sons and grandsons came to Syria after the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011 and were against the Assad family. His grandson, the son of his eldest daughter, was injured during the first siege on Aleppo during his relief and civilian activities in the eastern neighborhoods of the city.

In addition, his brother, Abdul Nasser also joined the Syrian revolution. He sang tens of revolutionary songs and participated on several occasions to celebrate Syrian revolution in addition to his work in local channels as music composer and sound engineer.

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